Together with the University of Gothenburg, Universeum is investing in learning and data visualisation through a newly established professorship in education pedagogy.
A new professorship for a new era
This newly established professorship connects pedagogical research with learning environments, programmes and the very latest digital technology at Universeum. With the power of the University of Gothenburg’s internationally leading research in both pedagogy and digitalisation, we bring about great opportunities to contribute to the development of learning in natural sciences, technology and mathematics.
The purpose of the professorship is to promote children’s and young people’s learning in science, technology and mathematics at Universeum and at the same time conduct research on data visualization and learning. This means that for the first time, we will receive applied research at Universeum.
The professorship is closely linked to Universeum’s investment in data visualization, with the upcoming visualization dome and the newly opened visualization lab. These and other environments become both the place for visitors’ experiences and applied research.
– It will be cool. The digital technique gives us amazing opportunities to design for a experiential learning. But the technique has now value on it’s own. The most interesting is how it can help the humanity and contribute to learning.
The professorship is a joint initiative of the University of Gothenburg and Universeum. This has been made possible by the FRF-stiftelsen, the Foundation Herman Kreftings Stiftelse för Astma och Allergiforskning, the Foundation IngaBritt och Arne Lundbergs Forskningsstiftelse, the Foundation Kungliga och Hvitfeldtska stiftelsen and the Foundation Stiftelsen Mary von Sydows donationsfond, which have joined forces and jointly donated funds.
The professorship is part of Universeum’s major investment in digitalisation and is part of our development programme with sights set on a next generation science centre. Together, these initiatives promote several other research areas, such as medicine, pedagogy and sustainable development.